die steine (the stones)

work number:
executed: 1996-2009
classification: installations
object/work type: installation
technique/material: 12 stones on 12 stems (oak)
dimensions: each stem 98.0 × 12.0 × 12.0 cm
30 cm distance between the stems inside the rows, 40 cm between the rows
total 64.0 × 222.0 cm
signature and inscriptions: []
edition:
current location: collection herman and susanne de vries
collecting history:
related works:
comment:
photo/scan: Bruno Schneyer, Zeil am Main
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
extended description

back row from left to right and front row from right to left:

  1. 2009-00-00-1101playa de faro, la palma (2009)
  2. 2009-00-00-1102la clappe, réserve de géologique de haute provence (2009)
  3. 2009-00-00-1103la clappe, réserve de géologique de haute provence (2009)
  4. 2009-00-00-1104descoure, réserve de géologique de haute provence (2009)
  5. 2009-00-00-1105ilano de jable, la palma (2009)
  6. 2009-00-00-1106descoure, réserve de géologique de haute provence (2009)
  7. 2009-00-00-1107hermigua "mordloch", la gomera (1996)
  8. 2009-00-00-1108plefouti, leros (1996)
  9. 2009-00-00-1109montagna colorada, el hierro (1997)
  10. 2009-00-00-110Asteigerwald, weilersbach - bauschutt? (2009)
  11. 2009-00-00-110Bla rouine, b. draix, réserve de géologique de haute provence (2009)
  12. 2009-00-00-110Cplaya de las cardones, el hierro (1997)
exhibition history
2009 'Sammler Beobachter Grenzgänger. Poetische Hommage an Humboldt', Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart [group]
2010 'herman de vries. es ist da', Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin
2011 'herman de vries. aus der wirklichkeit', Holger Priess Galerie, Hamburg
2014 'herman de vries. all', Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam
2015 'herman de vries. to be all ways to be', Biennale Arte 2015, Dutch Pavilion, Venice
2016 'herman de vries. sculptures trouvées', Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg
2016 'herman de vries. steine erde holz', Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
2017 'herman de vries. on the stony path', Groundwork Gallery, Kings Lynn
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. es ist da (form + zweck : Berlin 2010).
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. all (Stedelijk Museum Schiedam : Schiedam 2014) no image repr., 92.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. to be all ways to be (Valiz/Mondrian Fund : Amsterdam 2015) image repr. on page 170-171 and 174, 177.
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. sculptures trouvées (Ernst Barlach Haus : Hamburg 2016) image repr. on page 1-6.